FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
Soft-Shell Crab Closed Areas for Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K
DFO wishes to advise that in accordance with the soft-shell Crab protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing for Snow crab and Northern shrimp at 2400 hours on Thursday, July 13, 2017 due to a high incidence of soft-shell Crab. These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year.
Harvesters should note that all gear in these grids shall be removed on your next fishing trip.
Grid T-42 and Grid U-39
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days. These grids will re-open to Shrimp fishing on September 13, 2017.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Orders 2017-140 and 2017-146 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2017-148 and 2017-149 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 13, 2017.
"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341
If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. (709) 772-6151
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